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Dead Man's Ransom by Ellis Peters
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Aug 06, 12

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Read in August, 2012

Continuing my re-read!

This is one I'd almost completely forgotten, so it was like reading it all over again new. The resolution was interesting and thought-provoking.

Ellis Peters is one of the few writers who can have characters fall in love at first sight and make me either believe it or not mind it...

Also, I wish Sister Magdalen had her own series too!
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message 1: by Valerie (new) - added it

Valerie So what are you waiting for? Write one. I'd read it, for a start. I'd do it myself, but I'm more a short story type.


message 2: by Deva (new) - added it

Deva Fagan Valerie wrote: "So what are you waiting for? Write one. I'd read it, for a start. I'd do it myself, but I'm more a short story type."

Hah! If Sister Magdalen belonged to me, maybe!


message 3: by Valerie (new) - added it

Valerie People are not property. I don't know what attitude Peters had about fans playing in her world. She's dead, so there's no way to ask her. But I do know that other people have variable attitudes to spinoffs by other writers. Marion Zimmer Bradley commented disparagingly on Arthur Conan Doyle's estate for refusing to allow ANY fan fiction about Sherlock Holmes until the copyright expired. But she herself permitted and even encouraged people to play in her world, and edited several volumes of Darkover fiction personally.

I don't know who holds Peter's copyrights since her death. But I wouldn't hesitate to contact them and ask them, if I were planning on writing (or at least publishing) books in the series, or spinoffs. If you don't ask, you can't be rejected OR accepted.


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